Mother's Day disgrace
According to animal rights organisation Viva!:
"Mother's Day in the Australian outback is brutal and bloody - but then so is every day. Away from questioning eyes, in the dead of the night, millions of kangaroos are slaughtered every year, including mothers and their babies. There is no scientific justification for Australia's mass slaughter of its unique wildlife. It cynically denigrates kangaroos as 'pests' simply to earn foreign exchange from their body parts."
Viva! are running a boycott campaign against Iceland supermarkets for their stocking of kangaroo meat. The campaign is asking supporters to email Iceland and pledge to boycott them until they remove kangaroo and other so-called exotic meats. Lidl was also a target of the campaign.
Viva! have organised a National Weekend of Action (14-15 March) for Mother's Day which focusses on Iceland. You can order materials to hold a demo outside Iceland, which include leaflets and postcards for people to sign.
According to Viva!, "The trade in kangaroo meat helps drive what is currently the biggest massacre of wild land animals on the planet."
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